Category: recipes

Buying Spirits on a Budget. Rum?

These days, not many people can justify spending $100 on a bottle of wine, and for most of us, even $20 is enough to feel pretty uncomfortable. The same goes

Pomegranates and How to Make Grenadine

This time of the year, at least in Minnesota, you start to see fresh pomegranates in the produce section of supermarkets. When we spotted boxes of them at Costco the

How to make Tonic Water

We were never a Gin & Tonic fan, but all of that changed last year when we read Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s post about making tonic from scratch. Of course, his wasn’t

Understanding Simple Syrup

If you have been reading along, you have probably seen us mention simple syrup. In most cases, we try to briefly explain, but you may be wondering, What is it?

Homemade Cranberry Liqueur, Part 1

Well, it’s that time of the year when apples start to replace the tomatoes at farmer’s market. Last weekend, a vendor was selling bags of fresh cranberries, so we decided

Blood Orange Crusher

Does the old saying, “necessity is the mother of invention” apply to cocktails? We suppose to some people it’s hard to recognize the need for a refreshing beverage, but that didn’t

How to make Limoncello

Perhaps you’ve seen it around. Maybe you’ve tried it yourself, or if you have been to Italy, maybe you remember how it arrived after your meal, compliments of the chef.

The Violet Hour

Normally, it might not make sense to review a bar so far out of the Twin Cities jurisdiction, but we decided to make an exception for The Violet Hour. This

Lavender Lemon Drop Cocktail

The Lemon Drop cocktail is actually quite new when you compare it to the age of some of the classics. Its invention is attributed to Henry Africa’s in San Francisco which